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Fiji Utility Procurement Project - Binding and Stay Wires Supply


Project Information:

Project Name: Preferred Supplier for design, manufacture, testing and supply of Binding & Stay Wire

Owner: Energy Fiji Limited (EFL)

Awarded Date: 2023.01

 

What We Supplied:

Aluminium Binding Wire (2.4mm)

Stay Wire – Distribution (7/4mm)

Stay Wire – Sub-transmission (19/2.80mm)

 

Project News:

EFL is a vertically integrated electric utility that generates, transmits, and distributes electricity throughout Fiji, a country located in the middle of the South Pacific. The Fijian government has a majority shareholding in EFL, and EFL aims to promote renewable energy projects such as hydropower and solar power projects to achieve the targets and objectives set under the National Development Plan.

 

The government of Fiji is very much in support of renewable energy sources and is actively seeking partners in the energy sector which will help the country increase its renewable energy generation capacity, as well as develop the island state’s transmission and distribution infrastructure, both in urban and rural areas. Policies are in place to promote off-grid energy generation for rural areas, such as SHS, solar powered water supply systems, solar water heating systems and solar systems for schools and clinics.

 

“Overall, the government of Fiji is strongly committed to the global effort to address climate change”. The island nation is organising the COP23 in 2017 (the United Nation’s annual climate conference).  Furthermore, the country has set itself the target of achieving 100% renewable electricity generation by 2030. In the national energy policy the government has recognized the need to “act now to reduce the reliance on imported fossil fuels through renewable energy while increasing the efficiency of use of current fossil fuel supplies.” 

 

The National Energy Policy of the country states that Fiji could achieve 100% renewable electricity by 2030, however, this would require an increase in action, such as a strict implementation of the National Energy Policy, improved coordination between agencies as well as investing in new energy technologies such as renewable-powered maritime transport and geothermal energy.